FJORD ETERNITE was unloaded around noon today, and was towed by Atlantic Fir to Pier 23.
Fairlane will join her at Halterm (Pier 27) later this afternoon to load locomotives.
African Dhalia sailed at 1300 as scheduled, freeing up Pier 27 for Fairlane.. which she sailed past into the basin.
Jumbo Shipping Vessels are equipped with dynamic positioning, and built to perform sub-sea installations. In other words, they can lift and offload cargo in open water without being tied to a wharf.
Jumbo Shipping’s heavy lift Vessel Fairlane is due at Pier 30 Tomorrow Morning. Jumbo Shipping is a regular caller in Halifax (usually at Pier 9) to load Locomotives bound for Europe. The Differences between European and North American Railways couldn’t be more evident as the load was spotted on Pier 30 this morning. Besides the shape of the locomotives, the different couplers are in evidence, as special adapter cars are required to mate the load with Canadian Equipment. These cars also carry the lifting arms used to lift the cars into the ship.
When Fairlane arrives tomorrow, she will also be carrying Fjord Éternité, an East Isle built tug, bound for Rio Tinto Alcan’s Operations in La Baie. Here is a shot from MarineTraffic.com to whet your apatite.
Update Fairlane is now Due Today at 14:30 to pier 27
Atlantic Oak, and Triumph have been Found.
They have been riding out the Weather in St. Margert’s Bay
Atlantic Oak Returned to Halifax Around 11 am Today, As Triumph Set Sail for CORPUS CHRISTI Texas with the Rowan Gorilla III
Dockwise’s M/V Triumph arrived this past Wendsday evening and anchored mid harbour (Anchorage 6) as Chumel was still ocuppying Anchorage 1. Anchorage 1 is favorored for its large manuvering area, espically the area off Ives Knowl for its deep water, which ranges from 26m to 37m deep.
With Chumel sailing on Thursday, Triumph Moved to Anchorage 1 on Friday Morning, and Loaded the Rowan Gorilla III. (which had returned to Halifax after completing drilling for the Deep Panuke Project, and had been Tied up at Woodside) Saturday.